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GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Gas prices in Greenville continued to rise as refinery maintenance season reaches its peak.

The average price in Greenville rose 5 cents per gallon over the past week, bringing the average up to $3.14 per gallon, according to the gas price website GasBuddy.com.

The national average also increased, jumping up 3 cents per gallon to $3.47.

The national average price on Sunday was an 18 cent increase per gallon during the last month and a 19 cent decrease from the same day a year ago.

"Unsurprisingly, the surge in the national average has continued over the last week," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan.

"As refinery maintenance season is now in its prime, and will be for several weeks, motorists could see additional volatility at the pump should issues or unexpected problems arise with this period of maintenance. There tend to be glitches and issues restarting these plants, and the progressive switchover to various blends of gasoline complicates matters further. Then, as refineries get back online, the volatility will ebb, and prices will slow their climb- but all of that light at the end of the tunnel remains several weeks away," DeHaan said.

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